762 posts • joined Tuesday 13th January 2009 08:04 GMT
Re: "despite having a record on the PNC"
If you want the laxatives end up in the CPOs you'd rather put it somewhere else.
@AC 09:01 GMT Re: Surprise!
The article doesn't mention Microsoft even once, so I can only assume you were reading something different
No, all you can assume is that the comment was posted by Eadon.
Ledswinger, I feel truly uncomfortable with your view. Not because of you but because they are too many out there like you who make it too easy for the government to snooping around in our privacy and, much more importantly, to return the presumption of innocence and implement a guilty until proven innocent policy.
So in your view, upon being mistakenly arrested - because police made a mistake - you have to go through the hassle to being removed from that database? And it's not much different with the pub fight arrest. Either it can be proven, in front of a court, that you committed a violation of the public peace (or whatever) and you get your sentence. Or it can't. And in the latter case it doesn't matter whether you engaged in a pub fight but there was no evidence or you were an innocent bystander minding his own pint. That's a very basis of our constitutional state. I'm trying to keep it like that.
Re: Compare to Dental X-Ray
sucked to be there, moved on
Wzrd1, why don't you try beer review...
"You'll go blind!"
I thought video games make square eyes. "Going blind" was something quite different...
Apple does not copy
Few iPhone users will complain about "stealing"
Of course not! Apple doesn't steal, Apple invents. If others were quicker with a new design all it means is that those Apple-hating bastards have stolen it before Apple could invent it.
No pity for criminal hackers. But shouldn't they, at least, also think about punishing those fucktards who leave critical infrastructure open to attack? In other words, connect them to the internet (or other open networks) in the first place?
Re: "...treats such as peanut butter..."
I ain't Spartacus,
Isn't Marmite that all-purpose glue? Or was that Nutella?
Re: Something that worked a bit with one chap...
A while ago there was a Japanese chap who created a nice tool with a directional mic and a directional loudspeaker to throw the shouty voice back to the shouty person with a slight delay - very irritating. And silencing.
"...treats such as peanut butter..."
Never understood how this vomit-inducing peanut butter can be regarded as edible. (Let the down votes begin!)
Re: Sounds to me like
That's about what I thought as well - although the copying bit is a kind of inverted copy. Then again, I don't really understand quantum physics either. Could someone with QM knowledge please clarify?
Re: Nor would robots torture, unless programmed to, or rape.
Voland's right hand, I don't quite agree with what you wrote. While there have been instances where the violation of civilian population was indeed commanded, I guess it's not the regular thing. Much more common is the creation of an ambience, where the moral compass of soldiers is switched off and such behaviour tolerated but not actually commanded.
In that sense it may indeed be a cleaner war if fought by robots. If they were programmed to, e.g. rape people*, there would be someone directly to blame and eventually prosecute.
*I think it wouldn't make much of a difference to a robot where it raped males or females.
Re: How much do you need?
I could offer you £10k (up to £20k). (If there's anybody else in, this could end up as the first El Reg's commentard sourcing venture)
In case you are interested - How much comes from your own pocket? What do I get in return? Any security?
The outcome sounds like a good thing, but...
...time wasted through inefficient design.
I wonder whether there was not a more efficient way to gather this information. I mean, manually dialing through all those menus? And by the time he finished the job half of those menus have already changed?
...prevent 'terrorists' to have cellphones
You buy a prepaid SIM in Belgium and phone the contact center to activate the card. (Not sure how it is in France though.)
Case 1 CC: Are you a resident of Belgium? Me: No. CC: Your card is now activated.
Case 2 CC: Are you a resident of Belgium? Alter ego: Yes. CC: question after question and ten minutes later: Your card is now activated.
Re: "she emailed over copies of them... and then immediately began panicking"
Some people do ask first, just not all. Otherwise a Raman Ojo (probably a mule, of "mobile number UK Freelotto") with the fancy address 119 London Road, Modern, Surrey, SM13 4OU, UK would be £700 richer. I wonder how many stupid fall for this...
Microsoft is also considering bringing back the abandoned Start button
Why, did the users no longer know how to shut down?
I'd rather prefer if they get rid of the time and space wasting ribbons.
Re: There are beards, and beards.
I wonder whether this Jon Johnson can keep a straight face while looking into a mirror...
But can someone please explain me since I'm not familiar with the local topography: why does it take 19 hours from Vancouver to Seattle by bicycle? It's only about 150 miles.
Re: Urban Farming
Not, except for some fruits such as lemon, fig, cherry, apple. To gather those takes less time than going to the shops. But reading about all the food you farm (vegetables, fruits, meat, something else?) I wonder how much time it takes. I can hardly imagine doing all those things being full-time employed.
Re: unintended f*c*i*g consequences.
Graham Dawson, nudity would be one of the other things.
Re: What I'd Like.
...and the responding officer now that there are two down-votes. Waiting for the third from the state prosecutor...
AC has used the n-word - behead him publicly!
Speckled Jim arrived here, in another rural area ;-)
There is no sector of society that has not been transformed by the invention [...] of the web
He's never been to rural [a], has he? a = whichever region pleases you.
(P.S. First I wanted to write Ireland but figured that may leave dwellers of other rural areas feeling shrugged off. Yorkshire or Highlands spring to mind. Or, hell!, have you been to some rural, mountainous areas in Switzerland? And, for the sake of insulting although I've never been there: not to mention rural Mexico!)
Re: Escort service
Number6, what serious geek would want such a distraction?
"...even pretending she’s a nurse to quicken the pulse rate of her potential victims"
That really works? Around here nurses are referred to as germ spreaders, not exactly what you want to date ;-)
What are they sorry for?
Do I get this right, Virgin Media is sorry that they included the bank response ("Payer deceased") on the bill? Not that they didn't realise their client was dead and they charged him for late payment.
countd, do you really expect these people driving their iBeetles for four years without terminally crashing?
Who's your daddy?
It is not meant to be your master.
Paul Waters, but you did hear of Apple before, didn't you?
The only thing that dimmed this Vulture's spirits just a little was that your humble explorer had not started to glow, shrunk to tiny size or developed any super-strength as a result of the close encounter with the collider.
Of course not, the LHC was down. But didn't you encounter any zombies?!
Eric, fixed that for you:
It's one thing for Google to have spy cars peering in your back garden, but have other people doing it ... it's not going to happen.
Re: Potential downsides
If you are an Audi or BMW driver, yes.
Re: Not actually a bad bit of kit
But, how the hell can a bit of kit that is so dependent on WI-FI not have PERFECT WI-FI?
Don't know. But talking about Apple, how the hell can a device that's supposed to be a mobile phone be so bad on radio reception and voice quality?
Finally, someone thinks of drinking rats!
"After establishing you're not totally stupid..."
...but still stupid enough to having bought Apple TV.
Maybe a dead horse. But nonetheless a dead horse that disavows its own dead. A bit like the "I see dead people" thing...
He's the man, the man with the golden phone
An Apple's touch
Such a diamond ringer
Beckons you with a shiny phone
But don't phone in
Chinese words he will pour in your ear
Ok, back to work...
Isn't it mostly about how to keep the students involved? Those who presented their long before prepared slides (or hand-outs) were usually the dead boring lecturers anyway.
Re: The elephant in the room is Win8 - the Toxic OS
I read the title first and knew immediately it has been written by Eadon. Is that good or bad? Don't care really, at least, it's predictable.
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